Southern Company Chooses BWise for Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2006--BWise, a leading provider of compliance and
enterprise risk management software, today announced that Southern Company (NYSE:SO), one
of the largest producers of electricity in the United States, has chosen BWise to support its
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts. The BWise solution will be implemented at the corporate
level and across Southern Company's regulated utilities including Alabama Power, Georgia
Power, Gulf Power, and Mississippi Power; and its wireless communications and fiber optics
As a leading U.S. producer of electricity, Atlanta-based Southern Company serves approximately
4 million customers and has more than 500,000 shareholders. The BWise compliance software
will assist Southern Company in meeting and tracking a number of Sarbanes Oxley compliance
requirements across its corporate enterprise and numerous businesses. BWise is a global leader
in compliance and enterprise risk management software, with proven solutions to help
organizations increase compliance, streamline related business processes and enhance
"BWise is pleased to have the opportunity to help Southern Company meet its Sarbanes-Oxley
compliance objectives," said Robert Pijselman, Chief Executive Officer of BWise. "With BWise,
Southern Company can establish an easy-to-use and scalable system for streamlining
governance efficiencies across its expansive network of utilities and related businesses."
"Southern Company was looking for a solution to not only facilitate Sarbanes-Oxley compliance,
but to enable us to realize tremendous business benefits in the process," stated Dean Hudson,
comptroller, chief financial officer and senior vice president of Southern Company Services.
"BWise provides just such a solution."
BWise is a global leader in compliance and enterprise risk management software, with a strong
heritage in business process management. Established in 1994, BWise delivers proven solutions
to help organizations become "in control" by increasing corporate accountability; strengthening
financial, strategic and operational efficiencies; and maximizing performance and ROI. With more
than 1,200 customers in more then 80 countries worldwide and 125,000 users in virtually all
markets, BWise has developed a strong and sustainable presence in the compliance and risk
management sectors. For more information, visit http://www.bwise.com.
About Southern Company
With more than 4 million customers and more than 40,000 megawatts of generating capacity,
Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier super-regional energy company in
the Southeast and a leading U.S. producer of electricity. Southern Company owns electric utilities
in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless
communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high
reliability and retail electric prices that are 15 percent below the national average. Southern
Company has been ranked the nation's top energy utility in the American Customer Satisfaction
Index six years in a row. Southern Company has more than 500,000 shareholders, making its
common stock one of the most widely held in the United States. Visit the Southern Company Web
site at www.southerncompany.com.